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Where will Japan’s radioactive waste go?

Where will Japan’s radioactive waste go?

It's been five months since the devastating Japan earthquake and resulting tsunami and most of the clean-up is complete. But is chucking dirt contaminated with nuclear waste just a few feet underground a viable long-term solution?

Fukushima nuke plant ‘in a state of meltdown’

Fukushima nuke plant ‘in a state of meltdown’

According to Japanese media reports, there seems to have been a partial or substantial meltdown of the fuel rods in the No.1 reactor at Fukushima.

Some good news for Japan’s nuclear situation

Some good news for Japan’s nuclear situation

Although the nuclear situation in Japan remains serious there has been some good news in the last 24 hours, including workers being allowed to return to Units 3 and 4, writes Amber Jamieson.

Nucle-yay or nay? How Japan has divided critics

Nucle-yay or nay? How Japan has divided critics

One interesting thing to come out of the Japanese quake and resulting ongoing difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear plant, is the two vastly different takes on the issue of nuclear power, writes Amber Jamieson.

Japan’s nuclear crisis: danger cools, but still no obvious fix

Japan’s nuclear crisis: danger cools, but still no obvious fix

The crisis at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear facility may be cooling. But serious problems remain with unit 4, which contains spent a couple of hundred nuclear fuel rods in a deep concrete pool that is either empty or very low in water.

<em>Guardian</em> v WikiLeaks … Nine’s nuclear map hoax …

Guardian v WikiLeaks … Nine’s nuclear map hoax …

The latest in the Guardian v WikiLeaks, the scary nuclear graph on Nine News is a hoax, Fairfax sued for one billion dollars and other media news.

What’s radiation poisoning like? And other Japan questions

What’s radiation poisoning like? And other Japan questions

As Japan rushes to stop nuclear meltdown and limit the exposure of radioactive material to its citizens, how do evacuees know if they've been exposed? Also, what will the government do with all the debris from buildings? Slate explains.

Japan’s nuclear crisis: the technical facts

Japan’s nuclear crisis: the technical facts

A fire broke out in reactor 4 at the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant this morning. Michael R James summarises exactly what has happened -- from explosions to failed cooling attempts -- at Japan's quake-affected nuclear plants.